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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

House Boat (Self-propelled)
  • Built by John G. Sound, Portland, OR
  • Launched, 29 April 1909
  • Completed for Western Transportation & Towing Co., Portland OR, as sternwheeler Annie Comings (ON 206116), 1909
  • Engines and boilers removed at Albina, Portland, OR, November 1941
  • Used as a houseboat for watchman at company's log storage near Knappa, OR
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 1944
  • Allocated to Thirteenth Naval District, used for berthing at Swan Island deperming facility
  • Placed out of service, 10 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 03 January 1946
  • Used as quarters boat and floating office at Portland, 1945-1947
  • To WSA (War Shipping Administration) for disposal, March 1947
  • Became a floating boat showroom for Warren Nash at Portland, May 1947
  • Final Disposition, accidently burned, July 1956
    Displacement 464 gross tons, 414 net tons
    Length 151' 4"
    Beam 32' 6"
    Draft 5' 4"
    Speed unknown
    Complement unknown
    Armament none
    Propulsion removed

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    YHB-26 576k Annie Comings in her merchant days, date and location unknown. Dave Wright
    YHB-26 84k Annie Comings in the background of this newspaper photo.
    From Portland Oregonian, 23 November 1941
    Dave Wright
    YHB-26 92k News article from Portland Oregonian, 26 May 1947 Dave Wright

    There is no DANFS history for YHB-26 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Photo of Annie Commings for sale by the Old Oregon web site
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    Last Updated 09 June 2019